The Re-Designed Strategos
Strategos meant military general to the ancient Greeks. Own. The. Battlefield. This one will definitely allow you to lead your troops to glory in any game you can throw at it.
We start the configuration for this model with the GeForce RTX 3080 - the New Gen sweetness. Any game on the market, it’s ready to provide full 4K immersion without breaking a sweat. 8704 CUDA Cores and 10GB of GDDR6X VRAM has us sweating for sure!
For that full 4K immersion to deliver the frame rates you want, you need a CPU that can deliver the core count and the clock speeds you need. We go right for the jugular and deliver with an 11th Gen Intel Core i9-11900K "Rocket Lake" chip.
We platformed on a motherboard that will provide more than enough backbone for all the hardware - from the legendary ASUS ROG product line, it's the ROG Strix Z590-E Gaming. This one gives you absolutely bulletproof motherboard features all the way around - top shelf VRM, heatsinks, capacitors, and of course WiFi 6 (250% faster than WiFi 5). You also get access to ASUS' Armoury Crate software with this one so you're always up to date with the latest drivers and firmware with just a couple clicks.
Then we added 32GB of performance RGB DDR4 RAM at an overclocked 3600MHz speed. And of course you need a PCIe Gen 4 based M.2-2280 NVMe SSD. So we reach for the top shelf again and grab a 1TB version of the Sabrent Rocket 4.0 - this one delivers read/write speeds of up to 5,000 Mb/s and 4,400 Mb/s. Safe to say you won't be left waiting for anything to load!
For this rig, we’ve opted for the absolutely amazing Lian Li Lancool II Mesh RGB. This one's got massive cooling power - even the notoriously picky Gamers Nexus chose this one as its best case for out-of-the-box thermals. The quality of design and construction is this one is truly remarkable and results in a very quiet PC with excellent airflow. We make use of the Lian Li Galahad 240 liquid CPU cooler for this one as well. It's got a giant cold plate to keep your CPU frosty, and a 240mm radiator with plenty of liquid flow rate.
We power the entire system with a very effieicent 850-watt 80-plus gold rated, retail version, full modular unit from a top-shelf brand: Corsair, EVGA, or Seasonic.
Stock cables would be a tragedy for such a beautiful machine, so we add some custom cable extensions - it would be wrong not to.
The Strategos comes with Windows 10 Home 64-bit edition installed and updated.
The Strategos - Specs
CPU - Intel Core i9-11900K
CPU Cooler - Lian Li Galahad 240 AIO RGB
Motherboard - ASUS ROG Strix Z590-E Gaming (WiFi)
GPU - GeForce RTX 3080 (aftermarket version: EVGA, ASUS, MSI, etc.)
RAM - 32 GB performance RGB DDR4 3600
SSD - 1TB Sabrent Rocket 4.0 PCIe based M.2-2280 NVMe
HDD - 2TB Seagate BarraCuda Compute 7200RPM
Operating System - Windows 10 Home 64-bit
Power Supply Unit - 850-watt 80-Plus Gold rated, fully modular, retail version (EVGA, Seasonic, or Corsair only)
Chassis - Lian Li Lancool II Mesh RGB
Extras - Custom Cable Extensions
Warranty: Lifetime Parts and Service
Build Your Own Estimate: $2777 + tax (https://pcpartpicker.com/list/VdjwsX) without cable extensions
Alexander PCs All-In Price Including Shipping and Lifetime Warranty: $3,298